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The Nature of the Crown: An Overview

Maurice Sunkin and Sebastian Payne

in The Nature of the Crown

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780198262732
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682407 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262732.003.0001
The Nature of the Crown: An Overview

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is the legal and political nature of the Crown and its role in the British system of government. This book provides a collection of chapters on different facets of the Crown, its powers, and its immunities. It examines the legal status and liability of the Crown and its ministers and officials, the relationship between the Crown, the State, and the Law, and the antimonies of the law officers. It also explores the evolution of the role of the Crown in the changing nature of government and the how it was affected by constitutional reform.

Keywords: Crown; British government; law officers; legal status; constitutional reform; liability; immunities

Chapter.  9794 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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